Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Happy Kartika Purnima

Kartika purnima
Water color on paper

 I have done this on the occasion of Kartika purnima festival. 

Kartik Purnima is a Hindu holy day celebrated on the full moon day or the fifteenth lunar day of Kartika. 
Kartika is considered to be the holiest month of the Hindu calendar. Devotees celebrated the Boita Bandana ceremony (boat worshiping ceremony). The day signifies an age-old tradition that is observed in the memory of those ancestor sailors who left for distant lands from Odisha. 

Saturday, November 5, 2011

Gateway of India

Title: Gateway of India
Size: 13x9 inch
Water color on paper

The Gateway of India is a monument in Mumbai, India. In earlier times, the Gateway was the monument that visitors arriving by boat would have first seen in the city of Mumbai. Its design is a combination of both Hindu and Muslim architectural styles, the arch is in Muslim style while the decorations are in Hindu style.